Dumfries Primestock Report

C & D Auction Marts Ltd held Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 31st August 2016.

A small but good Show of Prime Cattle were forward to the usual ringside of buyers and were short of requirements. Good types of butchers cattle met a fast trade selling to a top of 225p for an outstanding Limousin Bullock from Mesr R Neill, Upper Tinwald to John Scott Meat Ltd, Paisley.

Other Top prices


Charolais to 224p from AC & S Martin, Horseholm to John Scott Meat Ltd, Paisley. Limousin to 216p from Upper Tinwald, Torthorwald to Ballard Butchers, Castle Douglas

37 OTM Cattle forward – Cast Cows met a fast selling trade for all classes and remained short of buyers requirements, selling to a top of 152p for a Limousin from Archbank Farming, Moffat and to £1100.25 for a Simmental x from Mesr Fisher, Merrick who had an excellent run of cows to average just short of £1000.

Sellers should take advantage of the live trade at Dumfries Mart.

Principal prices

Per Kg

Limousin to 152p, 134p, 133p Merrick, 146p, 144p Archbank

Simmental to 135p, 127p Merrick, 132p Lochbank

British Friesain to 130p Fardingjames, 126p, 119p, 110 Drum

Holstein Friesain to 125p, 120 Conheath, 118p Trailflat, 115p Halldykes, 115p Longrigg

Angus to 118p Carsegowan

Ayrshire to 104p Ryemuir

Per Head

British Friesain to £981.75 Drum

Ayrshire to £780 Ryemuir

Holstein Friesain to £993.75, £960 Conheath, £991.20 Trailflat

Simmental to £1100.25, £927.10 Merrick

Limousin to £1018.40, £964.80, £944.30 Merrick, £992.80, £921.60 Archbank

1840 Prime Sheep

A fine show of 1053 Prime Lambs were forward to the usual full ringside of buyers and with an excellent show for quality saw one of the best trades this week levelling at 182.5p.

Selling to a top of £95 for Heavy texels from Auchenfad and to 202p for an outstanding pen of Beltex Lambs from Messrs Hyslop, Netherton, and Texels from David Graham, Hillhead.

Principal Prices

Lambs 52.1Kg+

Texel to £95 Auchenfad

Suffolk to £84 Dalfibble

Lambs 45.6-52Kg

Texel to £90 Druidhall, £89.50, £84.50 Kirkbride, £86 Paulsland, £84.50 Nether Laggan

Suffolk to £88 Kirkbride, £87, £86 Abune the Brae, £85 Townhead

Lambs 39.4-45.5Kg

Texel to £86.50 Auchenfad, £86, £83.50 Druidhall, £85, £84.50 Upper Tinwald

Beltex to £85 Hillhead, £84 Woodcroft, £83, £80 Netherton, £80.50 Capelfoot

Suffolk to £83.50 Kirkbride, £81.50 Woodcroft, £79 Maxwelltown

Mule to £70.50 Sweetbit, £65 Brandleys

Lambs 32.1-39Kg

Texel to £75 Whinneyhill, £69 South Glen, £69 Over Cairn

Beltex to £70 Auchenfad

Suffolk to £68 North Park, £64.50 brandleys, £64 Ewanston

Mule to £63 Meikle Barncleugh, £62.50 Brandleys

Blackface to £56.50 Lochryan, £56 Brandleys

787 Cast Ewes & Rams forward – Cast Sheep up £2-£3 on the week with a top of £140 for a Charollais Ram from R Crichton, Nether Locharwoods.

Top Prices

Texel to £115.50 Skipmyre, £108.50 Dressertland Cott, £90 Bankhead of Tinwald

Cheviot to £77.50 Dressertland Cott

Continental to £76.50 Bettyknowes

Suffolk to £74.50 Bettyknowes

Leicester to £69.50 Castle Brae

Mule to £67.50 Hightownhead, £67.50 Glenlaugh, £66.50 kirkbride, £66.50 Slacks, £65.50 Bettyknowes

Blackface to £57.50 Hall of Drumpark, £55.50 Kirkland, £55.50 Gilchristland, £53.50 Meikle Barncleugh


Charollais to £140 Nether Locharwoods, £124.50 Skipmyre

Texel to £102 Skipmyre, £98.50 Nether Locharwoods, £85.50 Ford

Suffolk to £99.50 Ford, £65.50 Carsegowan

Blackface to £81.50 Craigdarroch

corresponding week 2015 sale report